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'Hustle' and 'Gravity' lead Oscars

...all receiving a heap of nominations. The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards, announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif., were led by the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" and the con-artist caper "American Hustle," both with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-01-16/hustle-and-gravity-lead-osca
A first-timer's guide to having fun in Los Angeles

...goose with potatoes fried in goose fat, followed by a sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream.QUINTESSENTIALLY BEVERLY HILLS: The Bazaar by Jose Andres. This is where the movers and shakers go. We glanced around to see what Hollywood producer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-02-08/first-timers-guide-havin
Rants & Raves

...the meth houses that they bust in Columbia County. There is crime everywhere, no matter if you are in the ghetto or Beverly Hills. THANK GOD THAT Blythe finally has a mayor who has an understanding of what it's like to run a business. Now the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-06/rants-raves
Bradley, Pacquiao will settle score over disputed 2012 decision on April 12

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley intend to leave no doubt this time.Nearly two years after Bradley beat the Filipino...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-02-04/bradley-pacquiao-wil
Ramblin' Rhodes: O'Brien, Scott to bring bluegrass sounds to Imperial

...Barbara Mandrell's TV show, danced at a country music nightclub with movie star Janet Leigh, met Ryan O'Neal at a Beverly Hills drug store and had breakfast at an L.A. suburb diner with Phil Everly who died last Friday, Jan. 3, at age 74...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-01-08/ramblin-rhodes-obrien
Small businesses pop up for the holidays

...sure they're buying from someone reputable.BRAND BUILDINGJeanne Chinn chose dog-friendly Century City Mall in Beverly Hills, Calif., for a kiosk for the upscale dog accessories she designs. Chinn, who sells carriers, coats, beds and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-28/small-businesses-pop-holid
Home office gathering dust? Consider other options

...second life as a luxe dressing room, according to Marsh. Whether you draw inspiration from Downton Abbey or certain Beverly Hills housewives, the first step is to install a wall of shelving for shoes and clothes.Keep the decor minimalist, she...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/2013-11-14/home-office-gathering-dust-con
Elba insisted on authenticity when filming 'Mandela' saga

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - When portraying South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Idris Elba...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2013-12-07/elba-insisted-authenticity-when-fil
Wis. collector puts rare comics on auction block

...auction house plans to sell them off in waves. Live and online bidding on the first 86 issues started Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. By the end of the day all 86 issues had sold, netting a total of $784,148. The Avengers No. 1 went...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-30/wis-collector-puts-rare-comics-auct
I can gaze at the stars for free

...room with his nurse, his wife, his daughter and two sons. Frank says to them: "Chris, I want you to take the Beverly Hills houses.""Judi, take the apartments over in Los Angeles Plaza.""Kevin, I want you to take the offices over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-21/i-can-gaze-stars-free